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For the past two years, the Division I boys’ state golf title has resided in Mesa. That streak could very well extend to three years this year.
The brief investigation that led to Gilbert High School football coach Tim Rutt’s placement on administrative leave stemmed from an accusation he embezzled funds designated for furniture.
Tempe Prep players celebrate a touchdown during their 19-18 win against Northwest Christian Friday.
Tempe Prep players celebrate a crucial turnover during their 19-18 win against Northwest Christian. Friday, September 12, 2014 (Nick Cote/West Valley Preps)
Northwest Christian defensive players block a point-after attempt during their 19-18 loss to Tempe Prep. Friday, September 12, 2014 (Nick Cote/West Valley Preps)
Tempe Prep players celebrate a touchdown during their 19-18 win against Northwest Christian. Friday, September 12, 2014 (Nick Cote/West Valley Preps)
“ ‘Duck Dynasties’ Secretary of State Phil Robertson has overwhelmed me again with his convert-or-kill strategy in the Mideast; we could call it The Crusades Part II. It only took three centuries for it not to work the first time.”
Poston Butte’s defense was dominant on Friday night, keeping visiting Dobson High School off the board despite the gritty Mustangs’ best efforts.
Tyree Shivers could have been bitter; he got better instead.
The East Valley has been home to some of the state’s top girls volleyball programs for years and that doesn’t look to change this season.
The thermometer read 106 degrees.
A Gilbert player is tackled by Mesquite's Parker Lucas (23) during the football game between Mesquite and Gilbert at Mesquite High School on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.
Chandler at Centennial
Football tends to get all of the attention around this time of year, especially at Arizona State University, where expectations on the gridiron are high.
Local companies are looking for ways to efficiently connect to increasingly fragmented audiences and recapture customers that are being diverted by a host of new competitors. Many of these businesses are diving into digital marketing.
LAS VEGAS – The win wasn’t as monumental, but the second time around didn’t change the sentiment.
“I moved to the Valley 19 years ago. I was warned not to live in Mesa because people there did not have an open mind. The Vent of August 17 asking for an ASU season ticket refund because of an openly gay football player really proves that nothing ever changes in Mesa.”
An ASU player runs with the ball against UA. [Submitted photo]
Inspirational sports movies are not uncommon, but the 12-year, 151-game winning streak of the De La Salle High School football team — the longest consecutive winning streak in American team sports history — is extraordinary. That story and the story of Coach Bob Ladouceur comes to the big screen Friday, Aug. 22, in director Thomas Carter’s film “When the Game Stands Tall,” based on Neil Hayes’ book of the same name.
On Aug. 22, the 14th annual ASU Sun Devil Football Kickoff Luncheon takes place at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel from 12:30 – 2:30. Open to the public, it features a talk by Head coach Todd Graham about the season’s plans and expectations, along with a question and answer session with star players conducted by “Voice of the Sun Devils” Tim Healey and Rose Bowl winning QB Jeff Van Raaphorst.
Mesquite is coming off one of its best seasons in recent memory and much of that has been due to the efforts of third-year head coach Jim Jones. Jones recently took a few minutes to talk about the team’s turnaround as well as the upcoming season.
Zach Bauman slowly trotted his way down a ramp leading off the field at University of Phoenix Stadium. He just finished practice with the Arizona Cardinals, but this practice was different. For one of the very few times in his football-playing life, he wasn’t the star of the show.
Arizona State offensive lineman Edward Sarafin has told a local magazine he is gay, making him the first active Division I football player to come out.